Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 2, No 2 (2008)

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Pedagogical Considerations in Developing an Online Tutorial in Information Literacy.

Therese Skagen, Maria Carme Torras, Solveig M. L. Kavli, Susanne Mikki, Sissel Hafstad, Irene Hunskår


The article discusses the pedagogical background on which the design of the online tutorial Søk & Skriv ('Search and Write') is based. The tutorial Søk & Skriv is specially designed for distance learning students, but can also be used by students on campus. Søk & Skriv aims at increasing students' information and digital literacy with the ultimate goal of empowering them to gradually become legitimate members of the academic community, as well as lifelong learners. Further, the tutorial sets out to make a contribution to the pedagogical development of user education at the academic library. The article shows how a general didactical model, namely the didactical relationship model (Hiim & Hippe, 1998), has been applied to enrich information literacy education practice, and in this case specifically, to enrich the design of online education.

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